Schizochilus lepidus Summerh.

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Schizochilus lepidus

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

Schizochilus lepidus

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

Schizochilus lepidus

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

Schizochilus lepidus

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Chimanimani Mts

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Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial herb, 15-25 cm high. Leaves 8-2 along the stem, lowermost 2-5, sub-erect, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 3-8 cm long, the others c. 1 cm long, sheathing. Inflorescence nodding, 2-8 cm long, fairly densely 20-30-flowered; bracts 5-7 mm long. Flowers golden yellow, c. 5 mm in diameter.
Notes: Though not listed in Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe (Mapaura, 2002), this species should be considered a Near-Endemic.
Derivation of specific name: lepidus: pleasant, charming, elegant
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) Above 2000 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Saturday 9 February 2013
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 254 - 255. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 70.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 31 - 34.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 98.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 389.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schizochilus lepidus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Schizochilus lepidus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116410, retrieved 29 August 2016

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